Data Show Yet Again: Pesticide Residues Are Negligible

news_views_icon“Agriculture Shows Responsible Pesticide Use,” By Dale Hildebrant.apples3
You usually don’t have to look far to find some group that criticizes the use of pesticides in the agricultural industry. Food safety groups, consumer organizations and even a scattering of ag groups condemn the use of pesticides when it comes to raising crops of any kind. But recently some good news about pesticide use was reported and it came in the form of the annual Pesticide Data Program. This is a collaborative effort between USDA, EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and FDA (Food and Drug Administration) that collects data on pesticide residues in food. The program started in 1991 and provides high quality data on residues in food, especially foods most likely consumed by infants and children. Read more.

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